elephant_on_fire said: Would it be possible to use a different account for allwam updates? Right now it's impossible to filter them: "Sorry, Messmistress is a moderator and cannot be blocked."
Seconded. They are the only thing I want to block.
Sorry guys no, I am not going to spend time, programming a way for you to block our ads. I think we should be happy that we are keeping the site on-topic and free, by use of ads.
I believe he is asking that a different user account is used for allwam for the advertising posts, so they can be blocked in the same way someone can block me and not see my advertising posts. Not that the ability to pick and choose banner advertising that can be seen.
Welcome and LOVE the handle "Messmistress." Although I've been a member of UMD a long time, I'm one who fades in and out of visiting, so I don't really know the answer to the next question. Is this the first female mod?
elephant_on_fire said:....apparently the special unblockable status of Allwam posts is intentional
Not per se. Messmistress is an admin here, and the forum is already programmed to not allow blockage of any admin. But she happens to also be the one in charge of UMD advertising, so I guess it does look like a conspiracy to force you to see these horrible on-topic wam ads.
To allow you to block her would require more exceptions in the forum code. But in this case I think I'll allow everyone to use their own judgement whether to click on one of her plugs or not. They should be pretty easy to spot and avoid wasting your life by clicking them.